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by ESQ
Tue May 22, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 309
Views: 13669

Re: Playoffs

Every team lost an "asset" in the expansion draft, come on Cliffy... A complete red herring. Yes, of course everyone lost an asset in the expansion draft. The point is the value of the asset. If Sbisa was not one of the 3 defensemen worth protecting, he wasn't much of an asset, and the Kesler trade...
by ESQ
Tue May 22, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)
Replies: 7389
Views: 469800

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

SKYO wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 4:09 pm
Irfaan Gaffar sportsnet:

Evander Kane has re-signed 7x7 with the Sharks. :shock:
Well, I'm fine with the Canucks not out-bidding that contract. Strange that SJ would go 7 years, but not 8...

Turned into a great trade for buffalo as well, who now get a 1st.
by ESQ
Sun May 20, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 75607

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=82715 Tend to signify enforcer, no? Where ever he was though, always heard valuable team-mate and a fan fave. Mick, for my purposes I tend to focus on TOI in figuring what "line" a player is on. This goes back to the 2011 season, when I noticed th...
by ESQ
Sat May 19, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 75607

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

Your 6 of the top 9 guys missing 30 games each doesn’t add up to the smell test. You've forgotten the other time the team's leading goal scorer was knocked out of the lineup, Derek Dorsett. There were 2 stretches where 2/3rds of the top line were out - Bo and Baer in Dec/Jan, Brock and Baer in Marc...
by ESQ
Fri May 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 75607

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

lol because the Canucks are the only team that suffers fluke injuries. Sami Salo was not Erik Karlsson (sliced by Matt Cooke's skate/lost half his ankle bone). Ryan Kesler was our second-line C; it's not like we lost a Crosby (puck to the face, multiple concussions). And how did the Senators, and m...
by ESQ
Thu May 17, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 75607

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

I don't want to imply I think it's important, because as I said, it's really just about that rate of progress that should be expected, but you (and my badly managed OCD) made me look it up. The earliest version I could find of "Try to focus on 3 /4 years from now" was here: http://canuckscorner.com...
by ESQ
Thu May 17, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 75607

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

Is that why they missed this season? Bad luck? No, but I think bad luck played a role in the Canucks not finishing in the 80-ish point range. Despite missing 6 of their top-9 forwards and half their top-4D for 30ish games, they managed to climb 4 spots in the standings. I think with a bit of luck, ...
by ESQ
Thu May 17, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 75607

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

So, the full 7 years you referred to earlier in this thread. Two questions, then: Does that seem to you like a genius-level performance? and If the Canucks are not contenders by 2020/2021, does that indicate to you that they need someone else to manage the re-build? The Doc's prediction has been a ...
by ESQ
Thu May 17, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Canucks Young Guns
Replies: 2315
Views: 127502

Re: Canucks Young Guns

At this point it would also be, shall we say, comforting to hear that young Elias has signed an entry level contract, no? https://www.reddit.com/r/hockey/comments/6rs58q/what_are_player_salaries_like_in_the_european/ Maybe one of you pc pros can find out more. I'll just be a little less on edge whe...
by ESQ
Thu May 17, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 75607

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

Its funny too, when you look at Sergachev (who Blob loves to compare him to), he's amazingly got 40 points in his rookie season...but he's playing 15 minutes a game, on the 2nd PP unit and doesn't kill penalties. He had an unbelievable 72% offensive zone starts, climbing to 79% in the playoffs. Serg...
by ESQ
Thu May 17, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 75607

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

In all seriousness though Blob, I thought that 7 for 7 observation was an excellent point. And it definitely brings home how far behind the Canucks were, because from Schneider in 2004 to Horvat in 2013, all the Canucks had to show for their 1st round picks was Kassian and Ballard's buyout. Prior to...
by ESQ
Wed May 16, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 772
Views: 36965

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

My point was that Blob has acknowledged that in the reasonable hypothetical situation, the price for adding picks is too high. I suspect after this discussion that Blob is done with complaining that Benning "only" had 28 picks in 4 years, which means mission accomplished on my end. Making a point t...
by ESQ
Wed May 16, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 75607

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

Yeah and they found four top line forwards, a top pairing d man and a good second pairing d man in six first rounders. This is what is driving the team. By comparison Vancouver has 2 first rounders driving their team. Canucks : 2017 - Peterssen - lets call him a top-line FW 2016 - Juolevi - 20-year...
by ESQ
Wed May 16, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Replies: 772
Views: 36965

Re: The 2018 NHL Entry Draft

What Blob said is that, what is available where the Nucks vs. dropping back 4 spots is not worth it. Have you countered his comment? :?: I'm not really seeking to counter his comment, but I'm not the one who's been harping on endlessly about what a fuck-up Benning is for not acquiring more picks. M...
by ESQ
Tue May 15, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Canucks Corner Chat
Topic: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO
Replies: 1711
Views: 75607

Re: Trade rumours & armchair pipe dreams 17-18 Sponsored by SKYO

I'm a big fan of adding Evander, but Skinner's only missed 18 games over the past 5 years, while Evander's missed 98 over that same span.

Evander's health is a concern for me, but fuck it he's a UFA acquisition!